Muscle-Ups x 15 or Strict Pull-ups x 30
5 Rounds for time of: (14 min cap)
10 Handstand Push-ups
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What: ‘Community Style’ acupuncture available on a weekly basis at CrossFit Chicago for all members to include acupuncture, electrical stimulation, cupping and gua sha techniques as appropriate.
There will be a short intake questionnaire and intake form before the 1st appointment.
Greer Nesbitt, L.Ac. is an IL licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with Personal Liabilility Insurance through the American Acupuncture Council.
Cost: $25/per person cash, check ,credit card
When: start date: Monday November 5th at 5 pm-7pm
Acupuncture is a natural, holistic treatment modality in which thin, sterile needles are inserted into the body via the skin to stimulate acupuncture points. The area of acupuncture needle insertion is not confined to any body area — the entire body may be needled, including the scalp, hands and ears. Upon needle insertion, sensations vary from patient to patient and can include a feeling of heaviness, pressure, warmth, itching, electrical impulse, or stinging. Minimal bleeding upon removal of a needle is normal, and bruising can sometimes occur after acupuncture. It is very important to remain still without moving while the acupuncture needles are in to avoid pain, or a broken or bent needle. Sometimes dizziness, lightheadedness, chills, fainting, nausea, or sweating can occur before, during or after an acupuncture treatment. It is advisable to eat a light meal before treatment. BRUISING MAY OCCUR with my acupuncture treatment.
It is advised to remain still without moving while the acupuncture needles are in my body to avoid pain, or a bent or broken needle.
Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous may occur before, during or after treatment and I can tell my practitioner if I feel ill or uncomfortable in any way before, during, or after treatment.
‘E-stim’ may be applied to decrease pain and further stimulate the effect of acupuncture needles. The clamps are attached directly to the needles. Patients will feel a painless electrical tingling. The level of intensity is controlled by the patient, and should always be comfortable and never painful. *It is not advised to perform e-stim to any patient with metal in their body.
Moxa is mugwort herb (artemisia vulgaris) that is a very fragrant, spongy herb used to facilitate many different types of healing. It penetrates the body to strongly warm the area treated. Moxa can be burned through a ‘moxa stick’ that is lit and burned away from the skin, or it can be placed on top of a needle, or burned on a slice of ginger, garlic or a pile of salt. Patients will feel a pleasant heat sensation that penetrates deep into the skin. The temperature felt by the patient should never be felt as hot or burning. Blistering may occur if the heat of the moxa smoke or herb burns the skin.
Cupping is a therapeutic method that uses glass cups to suction the skin. The oxygen inside of a glass cup or cups is burned out with a lit, alcohol soaked cotton ball, and then the glass cup is placed on the skin, creating a vacuum which raises the skin up like a small bubble. Swelling and/or circular red or purple marks usually appear after cupping and may last several days or weeks. Cupping is either stationary or moving. Moving cupping uses oil or lotion as a lubricant. Sometimes ‘bleeding cupping’ may be appropriate in which a lancet punctures the skin, and then a glass cup is placed over the pin-pricked area to pull out ‘dirty’ or stagnant blood.
Cupping may leave swelling or red/purple bruise-like circular marks on my skin which may last several days to weeks. If I cannot have circular discoloration on my skin for any reason I will inform my practitioner prior to cupping.
Gua Sha is a healing technique that scrapes lubricated skin with a smooth surface tool, such as a ceramic spoon or jade blade. The red petechiae or ‘sha’ is the desired affect. Raising ‘sha’ removes blood stagantion and releases the exterior layer of pathogen. After gua sha it is important to keep the treated area covered with clothing or a scarf.
Gua sha will leave red markings on my skin that may last a few days to weeks.